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Building Department

The Building Department has the responsibility of administering building related codes. The primary duties of the department include issuance of building, mechanical, and plumbing permits for all new and existing construction as well as perform project plan review and field inspections to ensure compliance with current Building Codes, Pacific Municipal Ordinances, and State and Federal Laws.


Office Hours
Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except holidays)

Inspection Hours
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30a-3:30p (except holidays).
Inspection requests must be received by 3pm prior to date of inspection.
Submit your request via Email.
For Fire Permits, submit your request to VRFA.

Adopted Codes
Building Codes adopted by the City of Pacific, as amended by the State of Washington Building Code Council (SBCC):

2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Mechanical Code

2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code
Residential Energy Code Info
WA State Amendments to ICC Codes (as applicable)
National Electrical Code: Electrical permits administered by the WA State Dept. of L & I

Applications & Forms
Visit our Permits Webpage


Construction Drawing Requirements - Commercial
Construction Drawing Requirements - Residential

Quick Links
Architect / Engineer License Status

Call Before You Dig
Construction Tip Sheets

Demolition (Contractor / Homeowner)
Design Criteria (Climatic & Geographical)
Do I Need a Permit?
Energy Code Questions
International Code Council
Is your Contractor Licensed?

King County’s Construction & Demolition Ordinance
NEW C&D Recycling Requirements: King County now requires that C&D (construction & demolition) materials be taken to a King County Designated Facility and has banned specific readily recyclable C&D materials from being disposed of in a landfill. A list of designated facilities and details on the bans can be found on the King County C&D website.

King County Construction & Demolition Flyer

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